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  • Started 1 year ago by trepid
  • Latest reply from GuiltySpark
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trepid
Posts: 9

I tried to sign on to my computer ealier and a screen appeared that looked like an official document from the FBI,a recorded message stated that my computer was locked by the FBI for some violation.The screen said that in order to unlock my computer I have to pay a fine on line by purchasing some prepaid card and entering the code on the screen... it was the only entry that could be made on the screen.It was very clear that it was fraudulant.... incorrect spelling,bad grammar etc.Has anyone ever seen this? I only got back access by restoring the system.

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warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.fbi.gov/news/storie.....ernet-scam It was probably this one. Are you running any type of anti-virus?

Posted 1 year ago
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trepid
Posts: 9

Yes that is the one.I use Norton 360.Any advice how to get rid of the Reveton and Citadel virus? I cannot figure out why Norton 360 did not detect these !!

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

That is a pretty nasty one and similar to the one hitting the UK at present. They are all variants of the same scam. Please do not pay any money to 'them'.

http://www.staffordforum.com/x.....irus.9180/

There is no one answer but you could try some of the options suggested in the links.

http://community.virginmedia.c.....-p/1277865

I did have one situation where complete reinstall was required.

Mike

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Maybe the reason Norton did not find it is because it is not a virus and Norton is an anti-virus program. Every malady that hits a computer is not a virus.

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Have come across similar and been able to remove it with this : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....fected-pc/

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